at a glance


AT-A-GLANCE

2008 – Ongoing: Study and Awareness and policy lobbing on Mercury Phase out Program. ESDO team has been conducting research on mercury in health care sector, mercury in consumer (beauty) product, mercury in dental amalgam. Conducted South Asian Summit, Workshops with multi sector group of people, (Doctors, health care sector consumer, NGOs and others), Press conference, policy lobbying with government, Awareness raising educational campaign with schools, universities discussed about health effect and environmental degradation through the issues. Awareness campaign on mercury free dentistry Publication on: Estimation on Hg uses, mercury phase out, mercury usages on health care sector, honorable Minister, Anwar Hossain Manju MP, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and Md. Nojibur Rahman, Secretary of MoEF, held a discussion with Bangladesh Army Corps on alternative to mercury dental amalgam. Partner organizations are Toxics Link, SSNC, NRDC and WAMFD

2012- Ongoing: IPEN SWITCH Asia Lead Paint Elimination program. ESDO team has conducted awareness campaign, consultation with paint manufacturers, alliance formation with BPMA, & Government agencies, policy dialogue, trying to introduce third party certification and eco-labeling for lead free paint manufacturers, celebrated GAELP Week which grabbed a wide media attention. Partners are The European Union & IPEN.

2012- Ongoing: Hg Phase out from dentistry program. ESDO team has conducted countrywide awareness campaign on harmful effects of mercury dental amalgam on human health, conducted research on people’s perception about mercury dental amalgam use and its impact on health.



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